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The Resource A history of Bangladesh, by Willem van Schendel

A history of Bangladesh, by Willem van Schendel

Label
A history of Bangladesh
Title
A history of Bangladesh
Statement of responsibility
by Willem van Schendel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bangladesh is a new name for an old land whose history is little known to the wider world. A country chiefly famous in the West for media images of poverty, underdevelopment, and natural disasters, Bangladesh did not exist as an independent state until 1971. Willem van Schendel's history reveals the country's vibrant, colourful past and its diverse culture as it navigates the extraordinary twists and turns that have created modern Bangladesh. The story begins with the early geological history of the delta which has decisively shaped Bangladesh society. The narrative then moves chronologically through the era of colonial rule, the partition of Bengal, the war with Pakistan and the birth of Bangladesh as an independent state. In so doing, it reveals the forces that have made Bangladesh what it is today. This is an eloquent introduction to a fascinating country and its resilient and inventive people."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schendel, Willem van
Dewey number
954.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS394.5
LC item number
.S34 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh
  • Maatschappij
  • Bangla Desh
  • Bangladesch
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesch
Label
A history of Bangladesh, by Willem van Schendel
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A land of water and silt -- Jungle, fields, cities and states -- A region of multiple frontiers -- The delta as a crossroads -- From the Mughal empire to the British empire -- The British impact -- A closing agrarian frontier -- Colonial conflicts -- Towards partition -- Partition -- The Pakistan experiment -- Pakistan falls apart -- East Pakistani livelihoods -- The roots of aid dependence -- A new elite and cultural renewal -- Armed conflict -- A state is born -- Imagining a new society -- Creating a political system -- Transnational linkages -- Bursting at the seams -- A national culture? -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn268793222
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 347 pages
Isbn
9780521861748
Lccn
2009284684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o268793222
  • (OCoLC)268793222
Label
A history of Bangladesh, by Willem van Schendel
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A land of water and silt -- Jungle, fields, cities and states -- A region of multiple frontiers -- The delta as a crossroads -- From the Mughal empire to the British empire -- The British impact -- A closing agrarian frontier -- Colonial conflicts -- Towards partition -- Partition -- The Pakistan experiment -- Pakistan falls apart -- East Pakistani livelihoods -- The roots of aid dependence -- A new elite and cultural renewal -- Armed conflict -- A state is born -- Imagining a new society -- Creating a political system -- Transnational linkages -- Bursting at the seams -- A national culture? -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn268793222
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvi, 347 pages
Isbn
9780521861748
Lccn
2009284684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o268793222
  • (OCoLC)268793222

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